anticolonial maps
for lost lovers
Sheetala Bhat and Laxmi Priya

Home Yet?

How do you mourn home when its loss is either denied or imperceptible to those who never have to think about the possibility of such a loss?

Who has the right to mourn a home?

What does it mean to love, lose, leave, or return home?

How can mourning also be an act of imagining, making visible, recreating, reconnecting with, and even celebrating home?

How can the mourning of home connect our many homes?

Sheetala Bhat

Sheetala is a researcher, playwright, and theatre artist from Karnataka, India. She is the author of Performing Self, Performing Gender, published by Manipal University Press, as well as several articles. She is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Ottawa. 


Laxmi Priya

Laxmi is a theatre-based facilitator and Playback Theatre performer and has been improvising for a decade in and around Bangalore, India. She performs with The Adamant Eves (India’s first all-female improv company) and is a co-founder of citylamps Playback Theatre. A graduate in Interdisciplinary Humanities from the Manipal Centre for Philosophy and Humanities, she has facilitated spontaneous theatre-based processes and training since 2014.


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